juniper osteoperma utah juniper 2017- 2022

Utah Juniper (Juniperus osteoperma) 2017-2022

How crazy is this? I stumbled upon a picture of the very same tree I encountered a year ago in the desert of Las Vegas. The Utah Juniper (Juniperus osteoperma) stands tall and proud, with its rugged, twisted branches gracefully adorned by delicate, scale-like leaves. Thriving in the dry, sandy soils and limited water resources, […]

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quaking aspen populus tremuloides

The Fast-Growing Tree of the Forest: Quaking Aspen (Populus tremuloides)

Are you ready to meet the tree that shakes up the forest? Quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) is a deciduous tree species native to much of North America. From its stunning autumn leaves to its rapid growth rate, quaking aspen is a true standout in the plant world and naturalist. In this blog, we’ll answer some […]

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great basin bristlecone pine pinus longaeva

One of the longest-living organisms on Earth – Great Basin Bristlecone Pine

We saw this insane Great Basin Bristlecone Pine (Pinus longaeva) on our exchange trip to the National Park in Nevada, Las Vegas. These trees are adapted to survive in harsh, unforgiving environments, making it one of the most resilient trees in the world. They grow at high elevations, where they are exposed to strong winds, […]

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